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Thread: pics of repu @ auto-x weekend
Brad


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posted February 24, 2005 11:30 AM
Edited By: Brad on 24 Feb 2005 14:31

Pics of REPU @ auto-x this weekend

http://www.shinobibmw.com/Autocross/2005/02-20_CSCC_1/image.htm?cscc_17.jpg

http://www.shinobibmw.com/Autocross/2005/02-20_CSCC_1/image.htm?cscc_38.jpg

http://www.shinobibmw.com/Autocross/2005/02-20_CSCC_1/image.htm?cscc_45.jpg


I'd upload and hotlink them to the Gallery but it's not working.

I took 1st in the Sport Truck Class!!!! Unfortunately there was only 1 truck in that class; mine. :) The Chevy Silverado 454 gutted and hoosier'd monster didn't show up.

LOTS of positve camber during suspension travel on that first picture, that needs to be addressed. When the truck at rest, my eyeball says it has zero camber. I need to do a front end job THEN align in .5-1.0* negative camber.

Those are 225/50/15 up front and 245/50/15 Dunlop SP800's on there. Who says you can't get a 225 on the front? :)

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-brad-
74 REPU Lawn Green
81 Rx-7 racecar. 12a J-
Bridge

       
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klaus42


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posted March 01, 2005 09:41 AM

NICE !!!

...especially that first photo; Sweet! Now you just need something besides shoe polish directly on your paint, and a Pineapple (replaceable if 'coned') valance, and a rear-bumper shave for the weight distribution... (and maybe a weight addition just forward of the pumpkin?)

Isn't it fun in the rain? :D

       
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Brad


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posted March 01, 2005 01:50 PM

thanks klaus!

i don't really like my number so i don't want to spend $$ on vynal or magnetic numbers. my pineapple valance, under tray, and 2 support brackets just got back from painters and will be installed this month.

that rear bumper i have mixed feelings about. it will take a wallop of a hit so i don't want to ditch it, but that is the worst place to have all that weight.

rain was okay. no LSD made it difficult. i'm working on that. no eta yet. that one pic has lots of water kicking up on inside tire :(

i'm also getting a crash course on rear leaf spring suspensions and have some ideas. spherical bearings in front leaf eyes is the first step, so that when the body rolls, it doesn't twist the leaf spring which winds up and increases spring rate and decrease lateral load resistance.

then i'm thinking panhard and sliders instead of shackles :)
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-brad-
74 REPU Lawn Green
81 Rx-7 racecar. 12a J-
Bridge

       
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klaus42


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posted March 02, 2005 09:01 AM

Very interesting...

...sounds like you're coming up with plans for the leaf springs I'd never have considered... could make for a really good set of mods/REPU rear-end 'kit' for all of us!

RE: Bumper--Yeah, we basically need a qucik-release setup for 'em, one that's really strong, though!

       
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